Obituary: Mrs Gladys Annie Cragg

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Mrs Gladys Annie Cragg, of Allington, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 87.

Mrs Cragg was born in Kirkby Underwood, the daughter of Arthur and Annie Wyer. She was the youngest of five children and had three brothers and one sister.

When she was four-years-old her mother died, and she went to live with relatives in Nottingham.

After the Second World War she moved to Allington. In 1947 she married John Cragg. Their son William was born two years later.

The family farmed at Lowfields Farm and later moved into the village. Mrs Cragg always supported her husband in both his county and local cricketing career. Her husband died in 1983.

Mrs Cragg also leaves grandchildren Dan, Fiona and Anna and six great-grandchildren, Jake, Ben, John, Lottie, Harriet and Abbie.

Her interests included history, particularly the Tudor times, and she enjoyed reading Samuel Pepys Diary. She was also a very good cook.

The funeral service was held in Holy Trinity Church, Allington, conducted by the Rev Harriet Orridge. Burial followed in the churchyard.

Family mourners included: Will and Sharon Cragg, Fiona and Fred, Dan and Paula, Anna and Simon, Jake and Ben, Geoff and Christine, Linda and Chris, Ann and Bob and Caron.

Other mourners included: Ray Durant, Maureen Durant, Rita Buxton, Brian and Anne Durant, Tony and Vivienne Durant, Roger Durant, Victor Scotney, Bob and Dory Smith, Karen Hempsall, Richard and Mary Allen, Bob Burland, Pat Dickson, Hazel Griffiths, Peter and Paul Hempstead, Jack Broadhurst, Francis Hawkins, Dean and Martin Hawkins, Jay Hawkins, Robin Hawkins, Dawn Wilson, Steve Wood, Andrew Wood, Christine Wood, Mick and Judy Grummitt, Brenda Wright, Shirley Neave, Sally Croft, Joe Tindale, Martin Bazley, Jean Round, Jan Duffield, David and Helen Taylor, Jean Wood, Gordon Wood, John Durrance, Betty and Ron Atkinson, and Ann Jackson.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Cancer Research UK amount to £208.90 to date.